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by Captain Ned
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Anything to know before I take the Ubiquiti AP plunge?
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Anything to know before I take the Ubiquiti AP plunge?

I replaced an RT-N66U with an RT-AC3100 and made all the competition issues go away.
by Captain Ned
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Starfalcon has built a new computer....not a joke
Replies: 22
Views: 296

Re: Starfalcon has built a new computer....not a joke

JustAnEngineer wrote:
3900X - 3770K = 130M :wink:

3900X - 3770K = (3731M)
by Captain Ned
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 11214

Re: Formula One 2019

WTF was Seb thinking??
by Captain Ned
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Can I install Apple Carplay and Android Auto at the same time on a vehicle?
Replies: 18
Views: 266

Re: Can I install Apple Carplay and Android Auto at the same time on a vehicle?

My '07 WRX was my first car with an Aux jack in the dash, while the '10 Legacy GT was the first one with USB.
by Captain Ned
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: PC Won't Start - Replaced P/S - What's next?
Replies: 10
Views: 150

Re: PC Won't Start - Replaced P/S - What's next?

You're going to spend WAY more in debugging than you will for a new box.
by Captain Ned
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Sick screens and sick screen handling
Replies: 38
Views: 1046

Re: Sick screens and sick screen handling

Really? This is what has sand in your underwear?
by Captain Ned
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Who else is excited about Intel's Xe?
Replies: 44
Views: 3091

Re: Who else is excited about Intel's Xe?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
What boggles the mind is that it seems that he is simultaneously getting new supercomputers from all of the suppliers at once. :lol:

Probably needs to drive downhill from Los Alamos to increase his O2 intake.
by Captain Ned
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Who else is excited about Intel's Xe?
Replies: 44
Views: 3091

Re: Who else is excited about Intel's Xe?

https://videocardz.com/newz/intels-first-xe-graphics-processor-is-called-ponte-vecchio Intel Ponte Vecchio is not a gaming GPU. The first Xe graphics are for exascale computing. On November 17th Intel will share details on the project “Aurora”. This exascale computer features Sapphire Rapids Xeon C...
by Captain Ned
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: ARM HPC incoming
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: ARM HPC incoming

You always get the best toys.
by Captain Ned
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need Advice On An Overdue System Upgrade.
Replies: 73
Views: 3350

Re: Need Advice On An Overdue System Upgrade.

KJ_A wrote:
What kind of UPS do I need to give me fifteen minutes of backup power while still being able to handle the load from this CPU and GPU?

Um, Mr. Fusion?? UPS specs don't normally envision hard-core gaming when estimating reserve power times.
by Captain Ned
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1401
Views: 50993

Re: Something's different...

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
Who was managing the nitty gritty of the forums before the sale? Bruno?

He was the chief bit-twiddler.
by Captain Ned
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Earnings
Replies: 23
Views: 707

Re: Intel Earnings

Xolore wrote:
It might be a little too shiny.

And it might be a metal ass.
by Captain Ned
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Food for thought: The number 8
Replies: 143
Views: 3253

Re: Food for thought: The number 8

What I wanna know, nay, what I DEMAND to know is, where's the Wikipedia page detailing MY belief? Someone put up a page right now(!) before I vent my frustration on some inanimate object in my general vicinity. There's nothing stopping you from doing it yourself, though I'll be surprised if it last...
by Captain Ned
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Food for thought: The number 8
Replies: 143
Views: 3253

Re: Food for thought: The number 8

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
Maybe happiness lies somewhere around 88...

OK, Marty.
by Captain Ned
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: An upgrade that's long overdue
Replies: 29
Views: 476

Re: An upgrade that's long overdue

wabbit wrote:
What is it with dads and lots of RAM? My dad has 32GB and have no idea why - he's a translator, soon to be retired.

It's the 10-year build timeframe and an attempt at future-proofing.
by Captain Ned
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: An upgrade that's long overdue
Replies: 29
Views: 476

Re: An upgrade that's long overdue

Proofing my dad's last computer (likely, he's 79) now. Gigabyte H370M DS3H i5-9500 4*16 GiB GSkill Ripjaws V DDR-2666 Intel 660p 512GB PCIe x4 M.2 Toshiba 4 GB dumb data drive Seasonic SSR-450FM 450W SilverStone PS09B case Noctua NH-U9S HSF Noctua 80 & 92 case fans You'll notice the lack of vid ...
by Captain Ned
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Food for thought: The number 8
Replies: 143
Views: 3253

Re: Food for thought: The number 8

just brew it! wrote:
You can find 8 in anything if you look hard enough. Oh no, everything is cursed!

https://youtu.be/zbgXOkyF09M
by Captain Ned
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peaceful, harmless vampires living among us
Replies: 40
Views: 806

Re: Peaceful, harmless vampires living among us

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
They sport fangs and they drink blood. What more do they need to be considered vampires?

All the other stuff, like being undead and dying in the sunlight.
by Captain Ned
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4679
Views: 202604

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

It took 25 years, but the Montreal Expos finally avenge the robbery of 1994.
by Captain Ned
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 138
Views: 7546

Re: NFL 2019

If the Steelers didn't have a guaranteed win tonight, I'd add them to the list as well.
by Captain Ned
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Is WDIDLE non-destructive?
Replies: 3
Views: 3304

Re: Is WDIDLE non-destructive?

Completely harmless, though I'm shocked that we still have to slow down the head park cycle on WD drives.
by Captain Ned
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4679
Views: 202604

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tonight is the 33rd anniversary of Bill Buckner proving his equivalence to Michael Jackson. Either this is a painfully tortured metaphor for saying Buckner was a "Bad" fielder, or you're calling him a child predator. I'm hoping the former. When it happened, the joke was "What do Bill...
by Captain Ned
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4679
Views: 202604

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tonight is the 33rd anniversary of Bill Buckner proving his equivalence to Michael Jackson.
by Captain Ned
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imdb's baffling decisions
Replies: 29
Views: 3388

Re: Imdb's baffling decisions

The same reason music labels used to force radio stations to take songs they didn't want in order to get access to the mega hits. It's all there to push sales how and where they want them. Having some experience in the radio game circa 1981 or so, that was the case. Back in those days AM stations r...
by Captain Ned
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 5 nm chips in 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1302

Re: 5 nm chips in 2020

At what point do we need to figure out Star Trek replicators to fashion ever-smaller and 3D processor layouts? Each new layer mask will inevitably go wrong at at least one spot on the wafer, meaning that usable yield approaches zero as the number of layers increase.
by Captain Ned
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1401
Views: 50993

Re: Something's different...

bthylafh wrote:
Ed is the standard text editor.

Some wars never end, do they?
by Captain Ned
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Food for thought: The number 8
Replies: 143
Views: 3253

Re: Food for thought: The number 8

superjawes wrote:
And "8" is literally one digit out of only 10 available. One could easily find coincidences with the other 9 digits.

Hey, don't forget little Twelvetoes.

https://youtu.be/_uJsoZheTR4
by Captain Ned
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Please share your real supernatural stories
Replies: 44
Views: 1602

Re: Please share your real supernatural stories

Waco wrote:
See what happens when you try to print NULL? Bad things!

https://youtu.be/Mw3zzMWOIvk
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